Grief. Sometimes life throws such loss at us, that we can barely breathe through our grief. Sometimes grief pops up years later for someone or some thing that we miss. Different people grieve differently and yet, grief is universal.
Faith can give us strength to keep moving forward. Faith can help us hold onto the good memories and to live out meaningful legacies. Faith can fill those places within which loss ripped out from us. Holy Love will not let us go.
Today I pray for all of those who are grieving. May you be filled with the strength and assurance of Holy Love by the Divine Comforter:
What do you believe about God/Universe/Wholeness/Divinity/Spirituality?
Today’s Home Communion focuses on the Holy Love, the Life-Giver, the Breath and Bread of Life.
I invite you to join me:
The air conditioning is out again. People who promised to pay, don’t. The list of projects to be done is growing. Hopes seem to keep running into dead ends. There is plenty to bring us down.
But wait! We have a place to live. We have electricity. We have fans. We have a refrigerator and freezer. We have ice. We have running water. We have so much goodness all around us.
All the talk about mindfulness can be a little daunting for me. I can be so focused and one thing and have so many thoughts running around in my head, that I don’t have any idea what else is going on or what I have even just done. Even those of us who aren’t what my mother called “dingy,” can slip through meals, drive past familiar places, go through routines without paying much attention.
Modern science is teaching us that our lives can be filled with so much more joy if we take the time to savor these things. My prayer this morning is for the blessings of savoring:
As one who ponders, it can sometimes be difficult for me to get clarity, to brush away the fluff, to find the heart of the matter. Jesus was asked what is the most important commandment and he quickly summed it up: Love God with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength and Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Where else do we need clarity? In our perceptions? In our hopes and dreams? Our calling? Our world?
My prayer today is for clarity:
How do you deal with disappointment? I offered a few suggestions along with a daily prayer this morning.
Let me know your thoughts and prayers!
Happy Global Wind Day! Tell me more about if you know more. For now, I pray to let Love flow like the Wind:
Welcome to The Table – Wherever, Whenever, Whomever!
Sometimes I don’t even have the words to express the overflowing experiences of God‘s love. It is something that I want for everyone.
Church camp was one of the places that I first began to grasp the reality of God‘s love. Some people have told me that they have not had those kind of experiences when they went to camp. It makes my heart hurt to know that. Now that camping season has begun, some in person and some virtually, I pray deeply that everyone who takes part in whatever way will experience the happy love of the creative life force that I call God.
Here is my prayer for Campers and truly for all of us.
My prayers for the helpers, receiving help, and being a help. Not quite a single focus, but each relates to helping.
I am so glad that perfection does not mean never making a mistake, but living fully with love. I am so glad troubles around us do not mean that we are being punished; instead they can be looked past to the tastes of glory and the fullness of God. I am so glad that no one is ever “less than”.
In Creation, we were made GOOD. In Salvation, we are made FORGIVEN. In the gift of the Spirit, we are made a DWELLING OF GOD’S GLORY.
Each of us is invited, welcomed, accepted, and adopted into the Family. We Belong.
Please join me at The Table of Christ:
True power is found in Love. So often, I hear about the power to overcome, the power to succeed, the power of this, the power of that. Our society has so many ideas of how to gain power and how to help bring good.
It is fascinating to me to see pictures of brain imaging tests that science is now capable of sharing. It is no surprise to me to discover that research is finding that love is the most powerful healer of people and the many ills of society.
You may ask, “What can I do? What is my purpose?“ The answer that Faith gives is to love each other.
My prayer this morning is a prayer of hope based on the gift of love: